Our story began innocently enough, out in the fields of produce that my wife and I were tending during our time as farming apprentices. We learned some great life lessons out there, stuff you can’t learn from a book.
One day I said something like “wouldn’t it be funny if we made cranberry apple granola and called it Crapola?”.
I say lots of things like that, but for some reason, this idea actually became a reality. The next thing I knew, a business was born. Be careful what you say in front of your wife. It could change your life forever.
Since our humble beginning almost ten years ago, we have grown our product line and our distribution area. We have put the “fun” in “functional” food, and reminded scores of people about the importance of fiber in their diet, in our own signature style.
We have had a lot of fun marketing our granola, but we’re serious when it comes to quality. Just like we learned in farming, it’s worth taking extra time and effort to do things the way we believe is best. Running this business has been far more work than we imagined, but we learn as we go and take pride in our accomplishments. We have grown the business, but the business has also grown us. Each day brings new opportunities and we’re excited about the future. We want to sincerely thank our “regular” customers for supporting us all these years!
Start your morning right with a hearty breakfast, take a break for lunch, or finish a busy day with a satisfying dinner at Evergreen Restaurant, a full-service dining establishment. Among the most popular options in Ely, MN dining, Evergreen provides a relaxing place to settle in for authentic Minnesota cuisine with a dash of creativity. As you enjoy your meal, take in stunning views of Shagawa Lake.
Our distinctive brand of Ely dining is available all day, and our chef has carefully crafted menus to suit every taste. Enjoy an Outfitters Breakfast, a stack of Wilderness Blueberry Pancakes, or Grand Stuffed Potatoes. For lunch, savor one of our Border Lakes Burgers or a local favorite like the Walleye Land of 10,000 Lakes sandwich. The expansive dinner menu boasts an array of delectable dishes, like Caesar Prime Rib Sandwich, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Chicken Florentine, Apple Cognac Grilled Pork Chop, or Bacon-Wrapped Pistachio Chicken Breast. Prime Rib and Walleye are also available nightly. Reward yourself and finish off any meal with a sweet selection of cheesecake, pies, and specialty cakes.
Settle in with friends and family and enjoy a taste of Minnesota at Evergreen Restaurant with our grand menu options.
Grab a cold beverage, enjoy a savory sandwich, and take in the view of Shagawa Lake indoors or from the deck—it’s a great place to converse with guests and locals alike. Antlers Lounge is a relaxed Ely, MN bar that serves up the town’s best wine list, specialty drinks, and most impressive lake views.
Order one of our four beers on tap or choose one of our wide range of bottled brews, including local favorites like Iron Range Amber, James Page and Nordeast. Add one of our specialty sandwiches – try the Caesar Prime Rib Sandwich, Shagawa Combo, or Fish In The Weeds and nine flavors of wings to create the perfect lakeside experience. For our sports fans, munch on free popcorn and watch your favorite team play on our four flat-screen TV’s, while for all families, children under the age of ten eat for free from our kids menu.
Antlers Lounge is a place to enjoy great company, beautiful views and a good time—join us soon at our bar in Ely, Minnesota.
Antlers Lounge Hours: 11:00am – 1:00am* Daily
*Closing time may vary without notice based on business demand.
Stony Ridge Resort is a family operated resort located just north of Ely, on the south side of Shagawa Lake. Stony Ridge offers rustic log cabins with the modern conveniences of home.
We also offer RV and tent sites with water and electric hook-ups and of course, an awesome view of scenic Shagawa Lake.
Shagawa Lake is a 2000 acre designated Walleye lake with no slots. It is stocked every 3 years with an average of 2.9 million fry. It also has very strong natural reproduction; this would explain the DNR’s 29.11 Walleyes per gill net!
Shore lunch you ask? How about 26 islands to choose from. Stony Ridge Bait & Tackle Shop is a throw back to the “good ole days” with much to see and of course, we have everything to meet your fishing needs.
Stony Ridge Café is very popular with Elyite’s (locals) as they refer to it as “Ely’s Best Kept Secret”. Our award winning café features over 50 gourmet burgers and our “Famous Stuffed Hashbrowns”. Stop in and give us a visit, we look forward to seeing you!
Ely Senior Center promotes the social welfare of the Ely area senior citizens. Everyone is welcome; stay active, and join the Senior Center.
Visit our website to see our calendar of events, community programs, and information regarding facility rentals.
Insula restaurant features American fare with a twist served in a cool setting with industrial accents & a sizable bar.
Owned and run by Executive Chef Daniel Vollom and Sarah Wigdahl-Vollom, Insula has captured the imagination and enlivened the tastebuds of the eating scene in Ely, Minnesota.